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Posted on: July 23, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff’s K9 Teams Locate Missing Endangered Man and Man Wanted for Domestic Battery in 14-Hours

On July 23, 2019, at approximately 12:20PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Somerville and his K9 Partner Diesel were dispatched to the area of 35300 North Nielsen Drive, Unincorporated Round Lake, to assist locating a man in mental crisis.  

The 911 caller advised he had an ambulance on the way to transport a 36-year-old man to the hospital.  The man was described as being in mental crisis and attempting self-harm.  Prior to the ambulance arriving, the man jumped from a bedroom window and fled on foot.  

Deputy Somerville and K9 Diesel arrived at the scene and immediately deployed in an effort locate the endangered man.  K9 Diesel tracked for about one block and located the man in the area of West Oak Street and North Nielsen Drive.  The man was subsequently transported via ambulance to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation.

The evening before, on July 22, 2019, at approximately 10:20PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Arrowood and his K9 Partner Duke were dispatched to a residence in the 700 block of Sheridan Road, Lake Bluff, to assist Lake Bluff Police locate a man who fled on foot from a domestic battery.  

Upon their arrival, Deputy Arrowood and K9 Duke deployed in an attempt to locate the man.  After a brief track, they found the man hiding near the home under a tree, covered in brush.  The man was taken into custody by Lake Bluff Police and Lake Bluff Police continued their investigation.  

Sheriff John Idleburg said, “I am very proud of Deputies Somerville and Arrowood, as well as their Canine Partners.  In just 14-hours, your Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Teams located a man in mental crisis and a person wanted for domestic battery.  Our four Canine Teams are a tremendous asset to the Lake County Community.”

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